Diakite scored 10 points and grabbed 15 boards, and with the Wildcats up 17-11, his dunk 12:40 before intermission started a 13-5 run that included a pair of 3-pointers by Armani Collins and another from Houston Smith for a 14-point lead three minutes later. Coppin State responded with a 14-3 run to reduce its deficit to 36-31, but the Wildcats got a pair of 3s from Isaiah Bailey and Davis to close the half with a 42-31 lead.
Keandre Fair's jumper after intermission marked the last time the Eagles got within double figures. Bailey scored eight straight with a pair of 3s and two free throws, Collins followed with a 3 and Bailey's dunk with 12:42 left made the margin 60-38.
Davis also scored 22 points and Bethune-Cookman (12-11, 6-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) made 14 of 29 from 3-point range and had a 42-26 rebounding advantage. Collins scored 12.
Lamar Morgan led the Eagles (4-21, 4-6) with 16 points and Davis, 14.
Tech's Culver, Big 12's top player, entering draft
Big 12 player of the year Jarrett Culver has declared for the NBA draft after helping lead his hometown Texas Tech Red Raiders to the two deepest NCAA tournament runs in school history.
Daniels' zig costs Zags first staffer since 2013
Assistant coach Donny Daniels is leaving Gonzaga after nine seasons, the first change on the basketball coaching staff since 2013.
Kentucky adds Bucknell grad transfer Sestina
Forward Nate Sestina, who averaged 15.8 points and 8.5 rebounds in his first season as a starter at Bucknell, signed with Kentucky as a graduate transfer for next season.
|North Carolina A&T||13-3||1||19-13|
|North Carolina Central||10-6||4||18-16|
|South Carolina State||5-11||9||8-26|